Just Say Yes: Bernard L. Schwartz on Life, Luck and the Pursuit of Opportunity

April 23, 2014 at 11:22 am

As part of MetroFocus’ ongoing “Giving Back” series, Bernard L. Schwartz discussed his career as an investor, public policy advocate and philanthropist with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman. Chairman and CEO of the private investment firm, BLS Investments, LLC, Mr. Schwartz also manages the investments of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation.  Schwartz is the author of “JUST SAY YES: What I’ve Learned About Life, Luck, and the Pursuit of Opportunity,” published in March 2014.

Watch an extended version of our interview with Bernard L. Schwartz and read an excerpt of “JUST SAY YES” below. 

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Excerpted with permission of the author from JUST SAY YES: What I’ve Learned About Life, Luck, and the Pursuit of Opportunity (Greenleaf Book Group).

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, Jody and John Arnhold, Rosalind P. Walter, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Laura and Jim Ross, and Shailaja and Umesh Nagarkatte.

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